Staks Rosch was on Stacy Transancos' Accepting Abundance, which is still, by far, my favourite Catholic blog ever.
Stacy was addressing Staks in her post Schooling an Atheist on Grammar, which I found so very delightfully irritating that I was forced to launch a series of posts in response. I never did quite finish those because I promised to read some book about Catholic Theology and, well, I'll still reading it.
Staks returns into my little godless world to tell me all about how the banana is no longer the Atheist's Nightmare. Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron declared this to be true some time ago and the video made its way to be infamous. It gave Comfort the title Banana Man. I know I always think of bananas when I see Ray, he is simply bananas.
Ray Comfort: Doesn’t like the ‘B-word’
'B' is for banana.
I personally don't care who Ray bans from his Facebook wall, as I have little desire to visit or read it. Although he did recently declare war on atheism on his Facebook page - so I guess some monitoring is in order for intelligence purposes: monitoring troop movements etc.
Anyway, Staks sums up the irony rather well here.
Here, Comfort implies that he would ban atheists from his page if they even mention the fruit. While he of course has the right to ban whoever he wishes from his page without explanation, it is a little ironic that he has such a strong reaction to the thing that he claimed was an atheist’s nightmare.
Ironic indeed. Maybe, if there is a God, He finds Ray and Kirk so annoying that he actually didn't create the banana specifically for us as humans to eat. Perhaps the banana was specifically designed by God to become Ray's namesake, a fruity focal point of ridicule just to get back at Ray Comfort.
The banana is so perfectly suited to make Ray Comfort look ridiculous that I fear he'll have to admit it, God created it to make him look silly. Maybe God has lost faith in himself long ago and has become an atheist and so passes his time creating yellow fruit in order to play an elaborate joke on Ray. If I were a god I might do it.
Saturday, 2 March 2013
Wednesday, 27 February 2013
|Ray Comfort and a banana.|
I have a fondness for New Zealand although I've never been there. But I actually have a couple of lamb shank steaks roasting with potatoes, rosemary and cherry tomatoes in the oven right this very minute!
Okay, so otherwise I know very little about New Zealand, but when it comes to down under, I mean, if you were to include Australia then I'll admit to having an ongoing crush on Natalie Tran.
It's too bad Ken Ham also comes from Australia, but I diverge.
Speaking of crazy yet highly entertaining preachers, Ray Comfort comes from New Zealand. Like Australian Ken Ham, I think he's probably a nice enough guy, who I'd love to have a beer with but he is still pretty kooky. He's kind of like that old guy you probably know who lives on your street and occasionally starts talking to you about weird stuff after you are silly enough to respond to his cordial greeting while you're in a hurry to get to the store.
Well his movie - 180 - pissed the hell out of me and apparently his Facebook has over 100,000 likes. Just imagine 100,000 people pushing the movie 180?
I'll admit, I could only get through about 10 minutes of it. I'll try later, I promise.
Ray Rallies The Troops! Are Any Of Us Safe?This is no joke! The battle has begun! One ring to rule them all, one ring to find them, One ring to bring them all and in the darkness bind them.
"It suddenly dawned on me how Facebook is an incredible medium for the gospel. One of my posts was seen by 1.2 million people – many of whom are non-Christians," Comfort told The Christian Post via an email exchange. "Think of what it would cost and how much work it would take to have a Billy Graham-type crusade that reached 1.2 million people. But we can reach that many at no cost and with just a click of a keyboard button."
He added, "The average Christian can't stand on a soapbox at a university and preach, but he or she can now engage the unsaved and have their comment read by multiple people, all from the comfort of their own home. It means that a stay-at-home mom can reach out to the lost during a break from the kids. It means that those who are busy at work can reach the unsaved during their lunch breaks."
Comfort, who has more than 105,000 people "liking" his "Ray Comfort" Facebook page, warns on his site that "YOU WILL BE BANNED FOR CUSSING OR BLASPHEMY."Everyone man your stations. Comfort-Bots could be headed your way.